Services set in remembrance of Ellis Kell

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DAVENPORT, Iowa — Funeral services for Ellis Kell, a beloved musician in the Quad Cities, have been arranged.

The visitation was set for Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the Adler Theater in Davenport. It was set to go from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.  A celebration of life will follow immediately after at 3:30 p.m.

From 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. there will be a musical tribute to Ellis and a jam session at River Music Experience downtown Davenport.

Click here to read Kell’s obituary.

Kell passed away on Friday, December 16 after a battle with cancer.  He was 61.

Related: Fellow musicians remember QC music man Ellis Kell

His family had kept a blog of his progress fighting the disease, from diagnoses through his first round of chemo.  They had set up a GoFund Me page which ended up collecting more than $22,000 by the day of his funeral services.

On the day Kell passed, his friend Rene Gellerman wrote on the blog:

“It’s a dark day in the Quad Cities. For many of us, the music has stopped.”